Klopp Reasons Make Alexander-Arnold the Executor of the Dead Ball
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp admitted that the decision to make young winger Trent Alexander-Arnold (18), the main executioner of the dead balls of the Reds, was a pure “edict” taken by him.
Trent Alexander-Arnold scored the first goal for Liverpool through a free kick in the first leg Champions League play-offs against Hoffenheim at the Stadium Stadium Rhein Neckar Arena on Tuesday (15/08/2017).
The goal scored in the 35th minute was Liverpool’s opening 2-1 victory before being doubled in the 74th minute thanks to an own goal from Hoffenheim midfielder Havard Nordtveit.
Hoffenheim only able to take advantage of one of the many opportunities that have been throughout the game in the 87th minute through volley kick Marc Uth.
Believed Alexander-Arnold became the executor of a free kick and other dead balls in Liverpool is not new that occurred in the match counter Hoffenheim.
In the Premier League 2017-2018 tournament against Watford on Saturday (12/08/2017), Alexander-Arnold also seen executing almost all the dead ball earned Liverpool.
Juergen Klopp explains the reasons underlying his decisions to make Alexander-Arnold the chief executive of his team during the absence of Philippe Coutinho.
“It’s my decision, you’ll realize that if you look at our U-23 teams often, Ben Woodburn and Trent often practice free kicks,” Klopp said after the game.
“I’m pretty sure that at least his free-kick chances will come in. There’s no problem for me to give the 18-year-old a confidence to execute a free kick,” he said.